Goals for the Week

Life has been crazy around here lately. Now that Silas is on the move my days are instantly more busy. I am constantly on the go trying to create safe places for Silas to play and explore in the house. His new favorite spot is the recycle bin in the kitchen. I clean every bottle I place in it, so I'm not that concerned when he pulls something out to play with.

Besides how can I say no to that face?

I don't know if it is the weather changing, or the busy season of Christmas, or just plain laziness, but I have been having a hard time getting motivated and just trying to accomplish, well anything! Trying to get my act together to be a good wife, mother, and home keeper has been a daunting task. Things that I once loved doing (cooking for example) have even lost their appeal.

Silas is still waking up at least once during the night, so I'm still battling with exhaustion. I try to wake up early to do my quiet time, exercise and shower before my day gets started, but Silas is often waking up anywhere between 5 and 6 am. On the days that I am able to get up and do things before he awakes, I find myself with a lot more energy and motivation to get going.

I have set goals in the past, but I almost always set myself up for failure because I either make them too complicated or too numerous. This week I am trying to set myself up for success by creating 7 goals for the week.

  1. Finish my Christmas shopping- I have four more things left!

  2. Address and mail Christmas cards

  3. Daily quiet time for me and Silas- it doesn't have to be in the morning, even though I would prefer to start my day with God.

  4. Turn off the TV after the morning news- I have gotten into a really bad habit of just leaving the TV on during the day. I'm not even sitting around watching it, it was just on for background noise. Instead I have been more diligent about having Christmas music, the Christian radio station, or one of my favorite CDs on.

  5. Look up recipes and begin planning for real food alternatives- I am trying to cut out as many processed foods from out diet as possible. For two reasons 1) better health and nutrition and 2) trying to get our grocery budget down

  6. De-clutter, purge and reclaim the three hall and bathroom closets.

  7. Drink more water- I was really good during the hot summer months, and when I was teaching and talking all day. Now at home I'm just not drinking enough.

So that is my plan to slowly try and get it back together this week. Even though it is not on the list, I am also trying to stay on top of just keeping the house clean and clutter free. I have found a lot more dirt and dog hair around now that it is turning colder outside.

Anonymous –   – (December 5, 2011 at 6:52 PM)  

Dropping by from Money Saving Mom...nice post! I am struggling with my "idle time" lately. My girls are 3 and 5 and play together so nicely most days that I feel lost about what I am suppose to do since I don't have diapers to change and toddlers hanging onto my ankles!

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